Uzziah a son of Amaziah began to rule over Judah in the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel.
He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah, from Jerusalem.
He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight, just as his father, Amaziah, had done.
But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, where the people offered sacrifices and burned incense.
The LORD struck the king with leprosy, b which lasted until the day of his death; he lived in a house by himself. The king's son Jotham was put in charge of the royal palace, and he governed the people of the land.
The rest of the events in Uzziah's reign and all his deeds are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.
When Uzziah died, he was buried near his ancestors in the City of David. Then his son Jotham became the next king.
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